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by John2
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Grateful Dead
Replies: 104
Views: 124758

Re: Grateful Dead

I had a dream about a cat last night so why not start at the beginning (and I'd previously only heard the Dead do Reuben and Cherise): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm_OoNu-kKU The record was not a financial success, but it remained Garcia's favorite, as he said in an interview in the late 1980s: ...
by John2
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Grateful Dead
Replies: 104
Views: 124758

Re: Grateful Dead

Hey, I like that one, arnoldo. And after looking it up I was delighted to learn that's Maria Muldaur (of Midnight at the Oasis fame) singing with Donna. I had no idea she was in JGB.
by John2
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Grateful Dead
Replies: 104
Views: 124758

Re: Grateful Dead

There's just something about New Riders that rubs me the wrong way. Maybe it's the era, since I don't care much for the Dead in 1971 either. Or maybe, like Old and in the Way strikes me, there are too many chefs in the kitchen. I'll keep them in mind though, and as I said, maybe I'll come around to ...
by John2
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Was the Original Point of the Christian Story/Myth to Punish or Justify the Punishment of the Jews?
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Was the Original Point of the Christian Story/Myth to Punish or Justify the Punishment of the Jews?

Since my thing is that Christians were a faction of the Fourth Philosophy, I'm thinking the original gospel was opposed to (other) Fourth Philosophers (in addition to Jewish and Roman authorities) rather than to Jews and Judaism as a whole, just like Josephus, who blames Fourth Philosophers for the ...
by John2
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: General Religious Discussion
Topic: Grateful Dead
Replies: 104
Views: 124758

Re: Grateful Dead

You know, I never got into JGB (or New Riders or Old and in the Way). And I know people who like JGB and don't like the Dead. To each their own, I guess. But it was interesting to see those videos nevertheless. And it amazes me how much Jerry played in and outside of the Dead. And who knows, maybe s...
by John2
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is a "good Christian"?
Replies: 19
Views: 6615

Re: What is a "good Christian"?

So, you believe death is stronger than love? That death and destruction is the most powerful force? That darkness swallows up light? I would definitely disagree. I believe as the psalmist that love is stronger than the force of deep waters, that love is even stronger than death. I believe what is h...
by John2
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is a "good Christian"?
Replies: 19
Views: 6615

Re: What is a "good Christian"?

As I take a fresh look at the idea of the original heavenly man I found this blog post by Geoff Dennis, who is a "rabbi of Congregation Kol Ami and teaches Kabbalah and Rabbinic Literature in the Jewish Studies Program at the University of North Texas. He is the author of The Encyclopedia of Jewish ...
by John2
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is a "good Christian"?
Replies: 19
Views: 6615

Re: What is a "good Christian"?

Secret Alias wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:09 pm
While no one has seemed interested in my theory, according to my understanding of the original nomen sacrum = ish the 'good Christian' is essentially 'like' the original heavenly man.

What was the original heavenly man like?
by John2
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is a "good Christian"?
Replies: 19
Views: 6615

Re: What is a "good Christian"?

So, you believe death is stronger than love? That death and destruction is the most powerful force? That darkness swallows up light? I would definitely disagree. I believe as the psalmist that love is stronger than the force of deep waters, that love is even stronger than death. I believe what is h...
by John2
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: What is a "good Christian"?
Replies: 19
Views: 6615

Re: What is a "good Christian"?

Then you don't believe in the Resurrection? And justice in the afterlife and the World to Come? No. Also, to ridicule Jesus's crucifixion as "suicide by cop" ... I don't ridicule it. I think it was tragic and I used what I think is an apt expression for his philosophy, as per Mk. 8:31: He then bega...